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Ernest Rudolph BESSEN

Regimental number808
Place of birthPort Germein, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Germein, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Bessen, Port Germein, South Australia
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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